Music Competition

It’s that time again— really??  Wow, time flies.  Here we go!

Are you a composer or know one?

We are all about collaboration here at Frame.  All about it.  And once a year, we open a Music Composition Competition to find new collaborators for our live and film work.  Last year’s winner was Charles Halka.  You heard his music in CONTEXT and he is working with us on a brand new piece of music for our piece in Dance Month coming January 2013.  A fiercely talented composer, his works were necessary for the work that we made, and played an integral role in shaping the piece.

Two years ago the winner was Micah Clark, another fabulous emerging composer.

It’s that time when we open the competition again, to find this year’s winner and collaborator with Frame.  Here are the details:


2012-2013 Frame Dance Productions Music Composition Competition

Note: The deadline is January 4, 2013.

Frame Dance Productions announces its competition to select a piece of music for its upcoming Spring season. Its two-fold purpose is to offer outstanding emerging composers a forum for their recognition as well as an opportunity to collaborate with the dance performance company, Frame Dance Productions. We are looking for completed pieces, or for samples in consideration for a future work.

Award and Performance
The winning composer’s music will be the basis of a new original work– film and/or live performance, and your music will be exposed to new audiences.  The composer and music will be featured prominently as a collaborator with Frame Dance Productions.  There are often press opportunities to increase the composer’s visibility as well as the possibility of future commissions.

All composers, who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, are eligible.

Submission Guidelines
Works may be written for solo, duo, trio, quartet, or quintet.
Acoustic works that utilize electronic playback are also acceptable.
Electronic music is accepted and encouraged.

All music must be unpublished.

Interested composers should submit:

• a recording of the piece on a CD
• a biography, with current address, e-mail address, and phone number, and
• a stamped, self-addressed envelope, if they wish their music returned.

Entry Fee and Deadline
The entry fee is $15.00 and composers may submit up to three selections.  Make checks payable to Frame Dance Productions.  Please email for mailing address.

All entries must be postmarked no later than Friday, January 4, 2013.
Frame Dance Productions is not responsible for lost or damaged material.
The winning composition will be announced at on Friday, January 31, 2013.

For submission details please email
For more information on Frame Dance Productions, please visit



  1. maria boua says:

    Dear Sir/Madam.
    My name is Maria Boua and I am from Greece, i am musician and I compose music. Free Improvisation for piano and some electroacoustic. I would like to ask you if I could participate in your competition but I have no scores for my music, it is only recorded, could I take part in?
    Thank you,

    Have a happy new year!

    • Lydia says:

      Hello Maria, yes that is fine. If you are able to send a sample of any of your work with the submission materials, that would work. Looking forward to your entry!

    • Lydia says:

      Hi Maria,
      Thanks for your interest in the Frame Dance Composition Competition. The deadline has passed for material submissions, but please look out for next year’s competition. We open it in October and it closes the first week of January each year.

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